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I haven't been keeping up with my livejournal duties, and what's weird is that I have all sorts of noteworthy stuff to report, too. I've just been very introspective, kind of processing things, I guess.

One very cool thing is that I've been painting. Those who know will find this piece of news very surprising indeed, as I've been suffering some kind of artistic lethargy for some time now. It may have been sparked by my confronting the piles and heaps of art in my old studio in Santa Cruz. I'm not questioning it, really, i'm just happy to have ideas again, and relieved to know that my skills haven't abandoned me in the meantime. Hooray, art!

Sorting through all my old papers was an interesting experience. Like opening up a time capsule. Old letters, boxes of old doodles and collages, old schoolwork, photographs. I got all nostalgic and started wondering where all my old friends are now, all of us growing up, or trying not to. I think I might try to contact some of those people, hope that they can be found somehow. The most interesting stuff I went through were the old unsent letters i'd written. Better than any journal, documenting my odd little phases and ideas.

Evicting someone is hard. We talked it over and I agreed to give him plenty of time to find a new place, and he seems a lot more calm about it than I would ever be. It still sucks, makes me feel like I'm shoving him out on to the street. Really, i'm not. The construction/renovation work is almost finished, and it looks really good. I'm glad that this stuff is finally getting finished up. Then it'll be on to the next job!

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audreyjean
Aug. 3rd, 2002 06:37 pm (UTC)
oooh congrats on getting back in the painting! How I envy you. My inspiration is still lacking.


(PS this is Parenthetical - New journal, hope you'll join me over there. The air is much cleaner)
caffeina
Aug. 3rd, 2002 06:39 pm (UTC)
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You've been added.

Yes, i'm extremely happy about the inspiration. Now I need to set up my San Francisco studio so that I can paint properly, at an easel and everything. :)
audreyjean
Aug. 3rd, 2002 06:49 pm (UTC)
oooh now I am supremely jealous. I think my lack of space is making sure there is no inspiration for me to paint. I don't have the room to set up my easel or anything in this tiny place.

I can't wait to see some of your work!!!
elthar
Aug. 3rd, 2002 07:10 pm (UTC)
Owen says
"Ha ha ha, she has a bucket on her head! I wonder why she put a bucket on her head."
caffeina
Aug. 3rd, 2002 09:48 pm (UTC)
Re: Owen says
A bucket is brilliant for holding things! Maybe a headbucket could hold all your thoughts and memories and ideas!
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